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My Summertime Destination: Staircase at the Olympic National Park

A captivating camping trip in the Olympic National Park of Washington State. Breathtaking views of the Rain Forest and an afternoon hike to the infamous Staircase Rapids.


Budget Overlanding Gear From Walmart and Amazon

If you're into overlanding with your car, truck or SUV, you know that it can get quite expensive. I'm a low-budget guy that likes to save money without sacrificing comfort. I provide a detailed overview to help you make an informed decision when selecting overlanding gear on your next trip.


Budget SUV Car Camping Guide

From the late 1800s to now, car camping has been a huge part of American culture. Enjoying the outdoors doesn't have to be expensive. Learn to experience and enjoy the outdoors on a budget!


Little Talbot Island Camping Review

Camping at Little Talbot Island, near Jacksonville, Florida


Rooftop Tent Pros and Cons

Is a rooftop tent right for you? Here are some pros and cons of rooftop tents, and why you may want to think twice before buying one.


What You Need to Know Before Buying a Truck Camper

Before buying a truck camper, evaluate what you're going to be hauling it on. You need to answer several questions about your pickup—like whether or not it can handle the weight and whether the truck bed long enough.


12 Best Camping Cooking Tools and Equipment

Nothing beats the fun of eating good food around an open fire outdoors. This article lists the 12 best tools for a camp kitchen.


How to Refill One-Pound Camping Propane Bottles

If you cook a lot while camping, and don't always do it over a campfire, buying multiple propane bottles to fuel a camp stove can get expensive. Refilling empty propane bottles is much cheaper.


What to Do If You See a Bear

Wondering what to do if you see a bear in the wild? Learn how to stay safe and what to do to protect yourself from harm.


Car Campgrounds and "Wild Camping" in Scotland

What it's like to car camp in established campgrounds or by the side of the road in Scotland.


Joovy Gloo Review: Packable Safe Infant Sleeping and Play Space for Beach, Camping, and Travel

How to camp with a baby? Safe infant sleeping in a tent? How to fly with a newborn? What is smaller, lighter, and more portable then a pack and play? The Joovy Gloo is the best packable sleeping and play space for a baby while traveling, camping, or out with friends.


A Hidden Gem in South Africa: The Double Mouth Nature Reserve

South Africa has many great places to visit, some far and some near. Double Mouth is only 85 km from East London


Camping in Hawaii?

Want to go to Hawaii, but not on a traditional hotel-on-Waikiki vacation? If you’re a camper, this article will help you plan an inexpensive trip of the island state.


Planning Group Camping Menus to Accommodate Dietary Needs

Camping menus should be delicious and nutritious and must take specific dietary needs into account. Scouts and other groups can create menus that meet all these requirements. This article includes guidelines and specific ideas for meals.


Mommy's "Must-Haves" for Camping

Some quick packing lists for mommies to use including: toiletries, clothing, dining, and everything extra.


7 Often Overlooked Items You Should Have When Camping

There's a lot to remember when packing for a camping trip. Here's 7 items you should definitely have when you leave.


Camping Tips for Older Men and Women

If you're an older adult who loves the great outdoors, these camping tips for people over fifty will make your trails a lot less rocky


A Beginner's Guide to Camping

Camping may seem a bit daunting to a first timer, but this guide should put you at ease with a wealth of information about sleeping in the great outdoors.


Camping Without a Trace: Wildlife, Campfires and Safety

How to leave no trace when hiking in the North Woods.


Solo Bonfire Stove Review: Is It Worth the Price?

We'd been eyeing the Solo Stove for months and finally decided to use a couple of REI gift cards to cover some of the $300 price. This is what we think after several enjoyable campfire sessions with our own Solo.


Backpacking Meals DIY: Making Cheap and Easy Meals at Home

Learn how to make your own backpacking meals at home to save money but still get nutritious foods on the trail that are super-light to carry. In this guide we use both a dehydrator and purchased freeze-dried foods to create some great meals.


Camping Hack: Easy Biscuits and Gravy

Try this biscuit and gravy breakfast hack while camping! It's delicious and such a treat when glamping.


Virginia Is for Lovers: First Landing State Park

First Landing State Park is a fantastic way to experience the beach. The park is relatively secluded from the busy ocean front and allows guests to experience the natural beauty of the Virginia coastline. A visit can be as laid back or adventurous as you choose to make it.


Pro Bar Energy Foods Reviewed

Pro Bar Claims to provide some of the best tasting and healthy plant based snacks. Is this true? Are foods produced in the mountains of Utah what they claim to be? Let's find out.


The Things That Determine What You Pay for a Campsite

There are many reasons why people pay more to rent a site in some facilities than others. Knowing what they are can help travelers save money and have better vacation experiences.

Camping in the Azores: São Miguel

There are five campsites on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores. Two of the campsites are free all year round and the other three are low cost (about ten Euros in total a night for two people and a small tent). Here is a brief guide to the camp sites, their facilities and nearby attractions.


The Best Camping Checklist Ever Written

The best camping list for you is the one made just for your camping trip. This example of a master checklist is broken down into mini-lists for different parts of your trip: campsite gear, personal gear, family gear, food, and specialty items.


25 Helpful Tips for Camping With a Toddler

Camping with very young children can be a rewarding experience with the proper preparation and a few helpful tricks to make the adventure a little easier!


How to Start a Fire With Matches and Sticks

Starting a campfire for your first time can be daunting, but it is actually much easier than you think. Here are some tips and tricks that I have picked up along the way and learned from watching survivalist shows and by doing it myself.


Gifts for Outdoor Lovers - Camping and Hiking Gifts and Stocking Stuffers

Don't know what to get the outdoor lover in your life? Check out these gift ideas for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether they're into backpacking, hiking or camping, you'll find an awesome and thoughtful gift!


Safety Tips for Camping Alone as a Single Woman

Do you like camping solo? Nature calls and you have to get outdoors. Here are some tips on how to stay safe when camping solo, and how to be prepared while enjoying everything nature has to offer.


Ten Things You Need to Know About Roan Mountain State Park

Roan Mountain State Park in Tennessee is a perfect location for people who love to fish or hike. An access point to the Appalachian Trail exists less than 10 miles from the park.


Enwild Review: Is It Legit? Discount Outdoor Gear Site

Enwild is a legit site for discount outdoor gear. They used to be called Backcountry Edge and have always had pretty good deals on brand name outdoor gear. Read my review of buying outdoor gear from Enwild/Backcountry Edge's website.


Outdoor Games to Play With Your Kids While Camping

Need outdoor camping games to play with your kids that don't involve a phone or a lot of planning? Here's five ideas for keeping your kids from getting bored in the great outdoors.


Glamping at Autocamp on the Russian River and at the Yosemite Autocamp, California

Glamping or luxury camping in an Airstream offers the outdoor experience, but with a shower, toilet and a comfy bed. Campfires, grilling over the fire, lawn games, board games and the Autocamp activities make Autocamp a super-relaxing vacation.


Reducing Waste and Protecting the Environment on Camping Trips

Tips for individuals, families, and scouts and other groups to reduce their impact on the environment while on camping trips.


What Is Glamping, and What Sets It Apart From Regular Old Camping?

What glamping is, and how it is done, for example in the Adirondacks, the Poconos, and southern California.


5 Camping Activities to Keep Children Busy

Trying to keep children busy camping can be a challenge. Here are 5 activities for children to stay busy while camping.


Tips for Camping in the Rain

Camping in the rain can be safe and fun if you have the right gear and prepare ahead of time.


Camping at Big Bend National Park

Big Bend is tough, rugged, diverse, mostly untouched, a bit intimidating, yet inviting, hosting a variety of wildlife. It lets you escape from routine to the experiences of a lifetime.


Winter Camping and How to Stay Warm While Sleeping Outside in Winter

Staying warm while camping or sleeping in winter weather can be easy. Learn how to choose the right sleeping pad, sleeping bag, and clothing as well as some quick tricks to keep warm.


Camping in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Tent camping is a serious option when visiting Kruger National Park. It is relatively inexpensive and well catered for in all Camps in Kruger.


How to Camp for Free Around the World

Nothing in this world is free anymore, right? Wrong! Did you know there are thousands of free places to camp all over the world? All you have to do is know how to find and use them!


The Lamb Street Chronicles (On the Road With the Cackleberry Farmer 2)

The Cackleberry Farmer hits the road again, this time from Murgon to Nanango (SE Queensland, Australia) with a stop at Broadwater on the way home.


Camping With a Cochlear Implant

Primitive camping with a cochlear implant can be a challenging experience. Campers must prepare for a lack of electricity, weather, storage of small parts, and the potential for broken processor compo


Tips for RV Camping With a Baby

Preparing to take a baby camping for the first time can be a little overwhelming. I offer tips to make it a little easier, so you can pass on your love of the great outdoors from babyhood and on!


A Basic Comparison of Available Hammock Types

There are two main styles of hammocks, in-line hammocks and hammocks with spreader bars.


Campground Restroom Problems and How to Avoid Them

Campground restrooms are used by a lot of people, and often have some very common problems. A smart camper can get around these problems once they are made aware of how to handle them.


Ta Dung, Vietnam: A Pearl of the Highlands

Primitive and awesome, Ta Dung Lake nature reserve is an ideal place for camping and sightseeing. Let's pack up and go!